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KKR Vs PBKS Match Preview: Dream 11 Prediction, Match Prediction, Playing XI, And Pitch Report

Sam Curran during the KKR Vs PBKS match in IPL 2023

The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are set to take on the Punjab Kings (PBKS) in what promises to be an exciting clash in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. Both teams are vying for a spot in the playoffs, making this match a crucial one for their campaign. As of now, KKR is positioned eighth on the points table, while PBKS is placed seventh, just above them.

Team Matches Wins Losses Points NRR
GT 11 8 3 16 +0.951
CSK 11 6 4 13 +0.409
LSG 11 5 5 11 +0.294
RR 11 5 6 10 +0.388
RCB 10 5 5 10 -0.209
MI 10 5 5 10 -0.454
PBKS 10 5 5 10 -0.472
KKR 10 4 6 8 -0.103
SRH 10 4 6 8 -0.472
DC 10 4 6 8 -0.529

KKR Vs PBKS Match Details

Match – 53rd Game Of IPL 2023

Match Date – 8th May 2023

Match Time – 7:30 PM IST

Venue – Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Form Guide

KKR: WLWLL (Last Five Matches)

PBKS: LWLWL

Top Performers

Sunil Narine in KKR colors!KKR has been inconsistent this season, with some impressive victories and disappointing defeats. Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, and Venkatesh Iyer have been their standout performer with the bat, while Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine have been crucial with the ball.

On the other hand, PBKS has relied heavily on the brilliance of Arshdeep Singh and Shikhar Dhawan. Nathan Ellis and Jitesh Sharma, along with Sam Curran, are the other top performers for PBKS in IPL 2023 so far.

Pitch Report And Toss

PBKS Vs KKR Coin TossThe pitch at Eden Gardens Cricket Stadium has historically favored batters. In the IPL 2023, 4 matches have been played at the venue, and in three of those instances, the team batting first scored 200 plus, while in the fourth game, 180 plus, was chased with ease. 83 IPL matches have been played on this venue, and the team batting first has won 35 times while the team chasing has won 47 times. The team winning the toss will surely go for chasing on this pitch and will try to restrict the team below 180.

KKR Vs PBKS Probable Playing XIs

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR):

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Jason Roy, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (C), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy.

Punjab Kings (PBKS)

Prabhsimran Singh, Shikhar Dhawan (C), Jitesh Sharma (WK), Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Shahrukh Khan, Matthew Short, Harpreet Brar, Rishi Dhawan, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada.

Impact Player

KKR will most probably substitute Jason Roy with Tim Southee while fielding and vice versa while batting.

PBKS will most probably bring in Sikandar Raza or Rajapaksa as a replacement for Rabada while batting and vice versa while fielding.

Match Prediction

Predicting the outcome of a T20 match is always challenging, as the game can change rapidly with a couple of good overs. Both KKR and PBKS have displayed glimpses of brilliance throughout the tournament. However, considering their recent form and the home advantage, KKR may have a slight edge in this encounter.

Dream XI Prediction

 

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  1. Ravi

    May 17, 2023 at 12:55 am

    I hope KKR won the match

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